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Old 03-14-2016, 09:01 AM   #1
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Odd Shifting Behaviour

Hey folks, hoping someone might have some insight.

Last night, while returning home from some errands, my 2012 Focus suddenly started experiencing a delay of about 2 seconds while shifting from 1st to 2nd. I didn't notice any issue while downshifting (though that might just be because I wouldn't have been giving it gas), or during shifts between any other gears. In addition, if I shifted into 'S', the indicator on the instrument cluster would not light up - 'D' would deselect, but no other gear indicator would light up.

Being Sunday night, I didn't figure I could do anything about it, and planned to get in touch with the dealership this morning and arrange to have it looked at. However, when I got in the car this morning, the symptoms were completely gone, and I just finished my 85km commute to work without incident.

Is this symptomatic of a significant problem? I just crossed the 97k km mark on the way to work - I've got about 3-4 weeks before I hit 100k and lose the warranty, so if this is a sign of a bigger issue, I'd sure like to get it addressed now.

Appreciate any insight anyone might have!


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Old 03-14-2016, 06:44 PM   #2
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Don't be surprised if the dealer delays in multiple ways to get to the warranty void point, they are experts at that.................................doing as little as possible while talking it to death to slow a fix down until they get your hard cash for it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:47 PM   #3
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TCM failure.

Did you lose traction at all during the shift?
Mine did the same. If you search my posts for "hiccup" I have a video.
Also after it would do the the delayed 1-2 shifts it would also downshift funny when floored.
I'd take it in and get the 15B22 update which should tell them if the TCM is about to fail.
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